Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, August, 29, 2016.
Israeli troops attack fishermen in Gaza and kidnap more than a dozen civilians during West Bank invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Monday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped two fishers and confiscated their boat.
The navy took the two fishers, and their boat, to the Ashdod port, close to Gaza. The attack is the latest of frequent Israeli violations against Gaza fishers, farmers, and workers, in border areas, in different parts of the coastal region.
On Sunday, Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishermen and their sailing boats, to the north of Gaza.
Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and late on Sunday at night, at least 14 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
The Nablus office of the PPS, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the towns of Burin, Madama, Beita and Huwwara, south of Nablus, searched and ransacked many homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.
The soldiers also invaded several communities in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and kidnapped four men.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin, four of them after stopping them at a military roadblock on the Nablus-Ramallah road.
The soldiers also invaded several areas in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and searched homes and kidnapped at least one Palestinian.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, August, 29, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.